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Dr Philippa Butler PhD, MA(Hons), BA

Lecturer

Institute of Education

Philippa Butler is a Research Officer at the Institute of Education, Massey University. Her role is entirely research-focused, and includes supporting academic staff on a variety of internally and externally funded research and evaluation projects. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology, looking at people who identify with multiple ethnic groups.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 06 356 9099 x 84411
    Location: 2.12, Institute of Education Building
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2018)
  • Master of Arts - Massey University (1997)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Massey University (1995)

Prizes and Awards

  • Massey University Doctoral Completion Bursary - Massey University (2016)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Research methodology, ethnic identity

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Anthropology (160100):
Education (130000):
Social and Cultural Anthropology (160104): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Thrupp, M., O Neill, J., Powell, D., & Butler, P. (2020). Private actors in New Zealand schooling: the path to saturation. Journal of Educational Administration and History.
[Journal article]Authored by: Butler, P., O'Neill, J.
Mentis, M., Holley-Boen, W., Butler, P., Kearney, A., Budd, J., Riley, T., . . . Bevan-Brown, J. (2016). Māwhai: Webbing a professional identity through networked interprofessional communities of practice. Teaching and Teacher Education. Volume 60(November), 66-75
[Journal article]Authored by: Butler, P., Holley-Boen, W., Kearney, A., Mentis, M., Muralidharan, V., Riley, T.
Mentis, M., Holley-Boen, W., Butler, P., Kearney, A., Budd, J., Riley, T., . . . Bevan-Brown, J. (2016). Māwhai: Webbing a professional identity through networked interprofessional communities of practice. Teaching and Teacher Education. 60, 66-75
[Journal article]Authored by: Butler, P., Holley-Boen, W., Kearney, A., Mentis, M., Muralidharan, V.
Zepke, N., Leach, L., & Butler, P. (2014). Student engagement: students' and teachers' perceptions. Higher Education Research and Development. 33(2), 386-398
[Journal article]Authored by: Butler, P.
Leach, L., Zepke, N., & Butler, P. (2014). Tertiary teachers' perspectives on their role in student engagement: A snapshot from Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Further and Higher Education. 38(1), 19-36
[Journal article]Authored by: Butler, P.
Brown, S., Butler, PJ., & Osborne, RJ. (2013). Students’ perceptions of learning, post-school options and status in two elite athlete programmes. The New Zealand Journal of Gifted Education. 18(1), 1-16 Retrieved from http://www.giftedchildren.org.nz/apex
[Journal article]Authored by: Butler, P.
Butler, P., & Weir, KJ. (2013). Teachers' Views on the Effects of Streaming According to Self- management Criteria. Kairaranga. 14(2), 3-9 Retrieved from https://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/fms/Colleges/Institute%20of%20Education/Documents/2013/Abstracts%20from%20Volume%2014_Issue%202_2013.pdf?B3C3014F80F9A0A29B0EA0576F71F1DB
[Journal article]Authored by: Butler, P.
Zepke, N., Leach, L., & Butler, P. (2013). Student engagement: Students' and teachers' perceptions. Higher Education Research and Development.
[Journal article]Authored by: Butler, P.
Leach, L., Zepke, N., & Butler, P. (2012). Tertiary teachers' perspectives on their role in student engagement: A snapshot from Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Further and Higher Education. iFirst, 1-18 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0309877X.2012.699513
[Journal article]Authored by: Butler, P.
Zepke, N., Butler, P., & Leach, L. (2012). Institutional research and improving the quality of student engagement. Quality in Higher Education. 18(3), 329-347
[Journal article]Authored by: Butler, P.
Bevan-Brown, J., Bourke, R., Butler, P., Carroll-Lind, J., Kearney, A., & Mentis, M. (2012). Essential elements in a professional learning and development programme: A New Zealand case study of autism professional development to promote collaborative practices. Professional Development in Education. 38(4), 631-646
[Journal article]Authored by: Bourke, R., Butler, P., Kearney, A., Mentis, M.
Anthony, G., Butler, P., & Rawlins, PL. (2011). Secondary mathematics and statistics teachers: Who are our teachers of the future?. New Zealand Mathematics Magazine. 48(1), 23-37
[Journal article]Authored by: Butler, P., Rawlins, P.
Zepkea, N., Leach, L., & Butler, P. (2011). Non-institutional influences and student perceptions of success. Studies in Higher Education. 36(2), 227-242
[Journal article]Authored by: Butler, P.
Zepke, N., Leach, L., & Butler, P. (2010). Engagement in post-compulsory education: Students' motivation and action. Research in Post-Compulsory Education. 15(1), 1-17
[Journal article]Authored by: Butler, P.
Zepke, N., Leach, L., & Butler, P. (2009). The role of teacher student interactions in tertiary student engagement. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies. 44(1), 69-82 Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=467968054763713;res=IELHSS
[Journal article]Authored by: Butler, P.
Scott, AJ., & Butler, PJ. (2008). Motivation in language classrooms: Using the ten commandments as a framework. The New Zealand Language Teacher. 34(Incorporating the Proceedings of the NZALT International Biennial Conference 'Absolutely Positively Languages' 6th - 9th July 2008), 48-53 Retrieved from http://www.nzalt.org.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Butler, P.
Scott, AJ., & Butler, PJ. (2007). My teacher is learning like us: Teachers and students as language learners. The New Zealand Language Teacher. 33, 11-16 Retrieved from http://www.nzalt.org.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Butler, P.

Book

Butler, PJ. (2010). E-portfolios, pedagogy and implementation in higher education: Considerations from the literature. In N. Buzzetto More (Ed.) The E-Portfolio Paradigm: Informing, Educating, Assessing, and Managing With E-Portfolios. (pp. 109 - 139). Santa Rosa, CA, United States: Informing Science Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Butler, P.

Thesis

Butler, P. (2018). Negotiating multiplicity: Macro, meso and micro influences on the ethnic identifications of New Zealand secondary school students. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Butler, P.Edited by: Andrews, R.

Report

Butler, P. (2019). Understanding the invisible workforce: Education support personnel's roles, needs and the challenges they face. Education International.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Butler, P.
Andrews, R., Bell, A., Butler, P., Tawhai, V., & Walshaw, M.(2012). National identity and cultural diversity: A research project that looks at what Year 12 students say about identity in New Zealand: Summary of results. New Zealand: Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Andrews, R., Butler, P., Tawhai, V., Walshaw, M.
Butler, PJ., & Douglas, C, . (2011). Induction and mentoring pilot programme: Secondary. Partnerships for sustainable learning and growth. New Zealand Teachers Council.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Butler, P.
Zepke, N., Leach, L., Anderson, H., Ayrton, A., Butler, P., Henderson, J., . . . Wiseley, A. (2010). Learning environments and student engagement with learning in tertiary settings: A summary. Teaching and Learning Research Initiative.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Butler, P.
Zepke, N., Leach, LJ., & Butler, PJ. (2010). Student engagement: What is it and what influences it?. Teaching and Learning Research Initiative.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Butler, P.
Bevan Brown, JM., Bourke, R., Butler, PJ., Carroll Lind, J., Kearney, AC., & Mentis, M. (2010). Evaluation of the 'tips for autism' professional learning and development programme: Final report. Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Butler, P., Kearney, A., Mentis, M.
Bevan Brown, JM., Bourke, R., Butler, PJ., Carroll Lind, JL., Kearney, AC., & Mentis, M. (2009). Evaluation of the 'tips for autism' professional learning and development programme. Education Report Year Two. Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Butler, P., Kearney, A., Mentis, M.
Zepke, N., Leach, LJ., Anderson, H., Butler, PJ., Henderson, J., Hoffman, J., . . . Wiseley, A. (2009). Improving student engagement in post-school settings: An annotated bibliography. Teaching and Learning Research Initiative.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Butler, P.
Bevan Brown, JM., Butler, PJ., Carroll Lind, J., Kearney, AC., Mentis, M., & Bourke, R. (2008). Evaluation of the 'tips for autism' professional learning and development programme. Child Youth and Family Evaluation Report. Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Butler, P., Kearney, A., Mentis, M.
Anthony, GJ., Kane, R., Bell, B., Butler, P., Davey, R., Fontaine, S., . . . Stephens, C.(2008). Making a difference: The role of initial teacher education and induction in the preparation of secondary teachers. Wellington, New Zealand: Teaching and Learning Research Initiative
[Technical Report]Authored by: Butler, P.
Maw, N., Kearney, AC., & Butler, PJ.(2008). Taranaki integrated services project evaluation: Final report June 2008. Palmerston North, New Zealand: Liminal Research and Consultancy Ltd
[Technical Report]Authored by: Butler, P., Kearney, A.
Scott, AJ., & Butler, PJ. (2007). Evaluation of pilot programmes for effective teaching in languages, years 7 & 8. ( Report No. 373-2435 Final Report). College of Education, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Butler, P.
Kane, RG., Mallon, M., Butler, PJ., Sullman, M., Godin-McKerras, L., & Ward, R. (2006). Perceptions of teachers and teaching. Ministry of Education.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Butler, P.
Butler, PJ. (2006). A review of the literature on portfolios and electronic portfolios. Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Butler, P.
Kane, RG., Burke, P., Cullen, JL., Davey, R., Jordan, BJ., McMurchy Pilkington, C., . . . Godin McKerras, L. (2005). Initial teacher education policy and practice - final report. Ministry of Education, New Zealand.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Butler, P.

Conference

Butler, P. (2019, December). Collecting mixed methods data across cultural and language boundaries. Presented at Inaugural Australasia and Pacific Regional Mixed Methods International Research Association Conference. Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Butler, P.
Thrupp, M., Powell, D., & Butler, P. (2019, November). The saturation of New Zealand schooling by private actors: More than is often realised. Presented at New Zealand Association for Research in Education. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Butler, P.
Kearney, A., Mentis, M., Hartnett, M., Butler, P., & Carvalho, L. (2019, July). The library as a space for digital inclusion: Connecting communities through technology. Presented at Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) conference. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Butler, P., Hartnett, M., Kearney, A., Mentis, M.
Kearney, A., Mentis, M., Carvalho, L., Hartnett, M., & Butler, P. (2019, November). Mentis, M., Kearney, A., Carvalho, L., Hartnett, M., & Butler, P. (2019, 3-7 November. The library as a space for digital inclusion. Paper presented at the. Presented at 28th ICDE world conference on online learning,. Dublin, Ireland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Butler, P., Hartnett, M., Kearney, A., Mentis, M.
Hartnett, M., Mentis, M., Kearney, A., Carvalho, L., & Butler, P. (2019, October). The library as a space for digital inclusion. Presented at Digital Inclusion Research Forum @ NetHui 2019. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Butler, P., Hartnett, M., Kearney, A., Mentis, M.
Butler, P. (2018, November). Using photo elicitation to empower research participants. Presented at New Zealand Association for Research in Education. AUT South Campus, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Butler, P.
Butler, PJ. (2017, November). Tensions between ethnic group categorisations and self-identification. Presented at New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference. Hamilton, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Butler, P.
Fitzgerald, E., & Butler, PJ. (2017, November). Te Whare Manaaki: An induction and mentoring model for beginning teachers. Presented at New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference. Hamilton, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Butler, P.
Kirikiri, T., & Butler, PJ. (2017, November). Barriers and enablers to registration for beginning teachers in Māori medium. Presented at New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference. Hamilton, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Butler, P., Kirikiri, T.
Holley-Boen, WR., Mentis, M., Kearney, A., Butler, P., McLay, L., & Teschers, C. (2017, November). Lifelong learning and practice journeys: Career pathways of former students on the specialist teaching programme. Presented at New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference. Hamilton, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Butler, P., Holley-Boen, W., Kearney, A., Mentis, M.
Butler, PJ. (2016, November). Navigating markers of ethnic authenticity. Presented at Emerging Anthropologists Postgraduate Conference. Palmerston North and Albany (Video Link), New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Butler, P.
Butler, PJ. (2013, November). Photo elicitation: A way of discovering meaning and empowering students. Presented at Emerging Anthropologists Postgraduate Conference. Palmerston North and Albany (Video Link), New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Butler, P.
Mentis, M., Kearney, A., Riley, T., Bevan-Brown, J., Holley-Boen, WR., Butler, PJ., . . . Budd, J. (2013). Webbing a professional identity within a networked community of practice. Poster session presented at the meeting of Higher Educational Research and Development Society of Australasia. Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Butler, P., Holley-Boen, W., Kearney, A., Mentis, M., Riley, T.
Butler, P. (2012, October). Researching multiple ethnic identity. Presented at Emerging Anthropologists Postgraduate Conference. Palmerston North and Albany (Video Link), New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Butler, P.
Symonds, S., Hartnett, M., Butler, P., & Brown, M. (2012). Video-linked teaching: Designing and evaluating technology-rich classrooms for real-time collaboration. ASCILITE 2012 - Annual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education. (pp. 898 - 906).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Butler, P., Hartnett, M.Edited by: Hartnett, M.
Brown, SE., Butler, P., & Jarden-Osborne, R.(2011, November 27). Student perceptions of learning outcomes, post-school options and status in two elite athlete programmes. , Australian Association for Research in Education
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Butler, P.
Brown, SE., Butler, P., & Osborn, RJ. (2011, November). Student perceptions of learning outcomes, post-school options and status in two elite athlete programmes. Presented at Australian Association for Research in Education. Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Butler, P.
Zepke, N., Leach, LJ., & Butler, PJ. (2009). Student motivation and engagement in learning. 32nd Annual International Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Inc Conference. (pp. 529 - 538).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Butler, P.
Zepke, N., Leach, LJ., & Butler, PJ. (2009). Factors that influence student engagement in nine tertiary institutions in Aotearoa. Proceedings of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference and Annual Meeting.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Butler, P.
Zepke, N., Leach, LJ., & Butler, PJ. (2008). Student perceptions of how they engage with learning in tertiary settings. Proceedings of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education National Conference.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Butler, P.
Scott, AJ., & Butler, PJ. (2007). 'My teacher is learning like us': Teachers and students as language learners. NZARE National Conference 4 - 7 December 2007 Conference Papers. (pp. 1 - 11). New Zealand: New Zealand Association for Research in Education [NZARE] 2007 National Conference: Education in the Pacific
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Butler, P.
Anthony, GJ., Kane, RG., & Butler, PJ. (2007, December). Beginning secondary teachers: Great expectations. Presented at New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) 2007 National Conference. Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Butler, P.
Anthony, GJ., Butler, PJ., & Ord, KA. (2006, December). Beginning secondary teachers' profile. Presented at New Zealand Association for Research in Education. Rotorua, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Butler, P.
Cullen, JL., & Butler, P. (2001). Children's perceptions of their environments: From home to school. The Children's Issues Centre Fourth Child & Family Policy Conference. (pp. 75 - 82). Dunedin, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Butler, P.

Other

Butler, P. (2012, March). Multiple ethnic identities in senior secondary school students in New Zealand, Social Anthropology PhD Confirmation Seminar. In PhD Confirmation Seminar, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Butler, P.

Media and Links

Media

  • 16 May 2019 - Online
    Blog post for Education International
    Invited by Education International to contribute a blog post to accompany the publication of the final report of the Research on Education Support Personnel project. The blog was called "Education Sup
  • 16 May 2018 - Online
    Blog post for Education International
    Invited by Education International to contribute a blog post on the initial findings from the Research on Education Support Personnel project. The blog was called "Discovering more about Education Sup
  • 07 Jan 2019 - Other
    Massey University press release
    Massy University issued a press release about my PhD research, called "Data not capturing multiple ethnic identities of NZ youth". As a result of this release, my research was tweeted and appeared on

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